2012 Audi S5 MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 2012 Audi S5.

The 2012 Audi S5 has 2 model options: Automatic (S6) 8-cyl, 4.2 L and Manual 6-spd 8-cyl, 4.2 L.

The 2012 Audi S5 Automatic (S6) 8-cyl, 4.2 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Subcompact Cars car class.

The 2012 Audi S5 Manual 6-spd 8-cyl, 4.2 L runs on premium gasoline and is in the Subcompact Cars car class.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 2012 Audi S5 Get?

Across all models, the combined average MPG for the 2012 Audi S5 is 18 miles per gallon.

The table below breaks down the MPG for each model option:

Model Option Combined MPG City MPG Highway MPG
Automatic (S6) 8-cyl, 4.2 L 19 16 24
Manual 6-spd 8-cyl, 4.2 L 17 14 22

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 2012 Audi S5?

The average fuel costs for all models of the 2012 Audi S5 is $4,125.

The average fuel costs have been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

Comparing a 2012 Audi S5 to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $9,125 more on fuel.

The table below shows the fuel costs and 5-year save/spend for each model option:

Model Option Fuel Cost 5-Year Save/Spend
Automatic (S6) 8-cyl, 4.2 L $3,900 spend $8,000 more
Manual 6-spd 8-cyl, 4.2 L $4,350 spend $10,250 more

The 2012 Audi S5 is also subject to the Gas Guzzler Tax, which is a federal tax on vehicles that has a combined MPG of less than 22.5.

The tables below show how much you can expect to pay in Gas Guzzler taxes.

Model Option Gas Guzzler Tax
Manual 6-spd 8-cyl, 4.2 L $3,000

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 2012 Audi S5 Consume?

Across all models, the average number barrels of petroleum that the 2012 Audi S5 will consume in one year is 17 barrels.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.

Model Option Barrels
Automatic (S6) 8-cyl, 4.2 L 16
Manual 6-spd 8-cyl, 4.2 L 18

Overview

The tables below cover all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 2 2012 Audi S5 model options.

Automatic (S6) 8-cyl, 4.2 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2012 Audi S5 Automatic (S6) 8-cyl, 4.2 L:

City MPG 16
Highway MPG 24
Combined MPG 19
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $8,000
Fuel Cost $3,900
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 16
Drive All-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 8
Transmission Automatic (S6)
Vehicle Class Subcompact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Manual 6-spd 8-cyl, 4.2 L

The table below contains all of the details we have for the 2012 Audi S5 Manual 6-spd 8-cyl, 4.2 L:

City MPG 14
Highway MPG 22
Combined MPG 17
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $10,250
Gas Guzzler Tax $7,700
Fuel Cost $4,350
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 18
Drive All-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 8
Transmission Manual 6-spd
Vehicle Class Subcompact Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Disclaimer

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